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by amena
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Please help research incense vase and its mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1841

Re: Please help research incense vase and its mark

Judging by the rather small picture, the decoration might look like Persian or neighbors.
I wouldn't be surprised if it was solid silver, but now, who knows where ended up chkptcharlie to provide additional information?
Best regards
Amena
by amena
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help me to identify this salt cellar
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Help me to identify this salt cellar

Hi Denis I have two little curiosities about the punching of your sugar bowl. The sign that I indicated with a red arrow, is it a mark or just a scratch in the metal? What I indicated with the green arrow, is it an overstruck mark or a metal defect? Thank you Amena http://i67.tinypic.com/xoljrd.jpg
by amena
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help me to identify this salt cellar
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Help me to identify this salt cellar

AG 2012 is right, it is a salt cellar of the kingdom of the two Sicilies. From 1826, for the provinces "beyond the lighthouse" (that is, Sicily) is prescribed the mark with the head of Ceres facing left , similar to the mark with the head of Partenope facing right in use "on this side...
by amena
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: unusual mark
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: unusual mark

It could be italian. Look here
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=49279&p=150333&hilit=ITALIAN#p150333
Best
Amena
by amena
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: A small tray
Replies: 0
Views: 277

A small tray

I saw this small tray with a peculiar punch, I think it is German or Austrian and, since it is in a diocese, it should be genuine. Does anyone know anything about it? http://i65.tinypic.com/2m7w5c4.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/29qb138.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/m9va5j.jpg Thanks for attention Amena
by amena
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Pair of Tea Pots no hallmarks, anyone recognize?
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Pair of Tea Pots no hallmarks, anyone recognize?

In this link you can see similar objects.
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=35418&p=97578&hilit=fancy+marks#p97578
This is not particularly useful, since I could not discover anything certain.
by amena
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: A tray
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: A tray

Thanks for information, Trev
evidently the Minerve or Mercury will be hidden somewhere they have not seen.
Greetings
Amena
by amena
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: A tray
Replies: 2
Views: 302

A tray

Hi to all of you A well-known auction house recently auctioned a tray described as probably French silver. http://i65.tinypic.com/30a8bk6.jpg The only mark published is the one below and no other mark is mentioned. http://i68.tinypic.com/23wjzf4.jpg Even if the diamond shape is correct, I still have...
by amena
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Please help identify Italian maker's mark „* 247 PD“
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Please help identify Italian maker's mark „* 247 PD“

It's
EMME & EMME ARGENTI S.P.A di Martin Maurizio, Villafranca Padovana
started 21/11/1985 ceased before 31/12/1995
Best regards
Amena
by amena
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th century rouge box
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: 18th century rouge box

One more
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by amena
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th century rouge box
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: 18th century rouge box

A Venetian reliquary from the late 18th century
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http://www.beweb.chiesacattolica.it/ben ... argherita#
by amena
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th century rouge box
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: 18th century rouge box

It is not French but Italian, from Venice, probably late XVIII, early XIX. The horse's head is the mark of "tolerance" imprinted in the Lombard-Venetian kingdom in objects executed before 1812. http://i64.tinypic.com/24dj0p5.jpg Another mark is one of the many marks of the Mint officers wi...
by amena
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver Sugar Tongs with Horse SC assay
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Silver Sugar Tongs with Horse SC assay

Hello
The turreted woman's head is the (non-obligatory) mark of the third fineness of silver (800/1000) in use from 1870 to 1935 in the kingdom of Italy.
The other mark is that of Sebastiano Cozzetti from Varese
Image
Regards
Amena
by amena
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Prata Wolff
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Prata Wolff

There are several families of stainless steels with different physical properties. The magnetic properties of stainless steel are very dependent on the elements added into the alloy. A basic stainless steel has a ‘ferritic’ structure and is magnetic, formed from the addition of chromium – it can be ...
by amena
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Prata Wolff
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Prata Wolff

Some types of stainless steels are magnetic, other types are not. The magnet test is not conclusive.
In any case, as far as I understood, the products are made of stainless steel AND silver (i.e. silverplate), not stainless steel OR silver.
Regards
Amena
by amena
Wed May 22, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help with marks
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: Help with marks

I have often wondered why a silvermith who commits an offense by "duty-dodging" is so foolish as to accuse himself by putting his personal mark on the piece .....
Can anyone explain it to me?
Amena
by amena
Fri May 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need help identifying country and maker
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Need help identifying country and maker

Grand Duchy of Tuscany, 1817-1824.
by amena
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help identifying maker's mark and stars around French mark
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: Help identifying maker's mark and stars around French mark

A direct comparison shows the differences between the authentic cock and the one in your box. http://i66.tinypic.com/15zjwwp.jpg Imitation is good enough to deceive. I think a more detailed photo of the false cock may be useful to prevent someone else from falling into error. Best Amena

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